fresh and fragrant pasta salad3:54:00 PM
Growing up, I hated pasta salad with a passion.I was not a big fan of mayonnaise, and my only concept of pasta salad was of the creamy, slightly sweet, macaroni variety (I'm sorry, but yuck).
These days, however, I've found a happy medium; a salad that's crunchy, creamy, healthy, and insanely delicious, thanks to the addition of French Dijon dressing, herbs, and fresh vegetables.
What's more, it can be put together in less than an hour, and lasts for up to a week in the fridge.
A week's worth of lunch prep, sorted!
To make this beauty, you will need:
1 pound of pasta (I used Protein Plus farfalle, but whole wheat pasta works well, too)
Large handful chopped parsley
Large handful chopped spring onion
Half a large cucumber, diced into small cubes
1/2 pound cherry tomatoes, halved
Half an ear of corn, steamed, and kernels removed from stalk
French Dijon dressing (see recipe below)
Salt and pepper, to taste
*Please, please, please make sure you use real Dijon mustard (like Maille), and not the crap that US marketers call Dijon (like the KRAFT-owned Grey Poupon). It truly makes all the difference, I promise!
And you're done! A simple and delicious lunch, made in under an hour, to be enjoyed on warm days with sparkling water and a side of sunshine.
Bon appetit, mes amis!!